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Frank Hagan

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  1. On 8/24/2022 at 6:00 PM, PadrePoint said:

    My wife and I spent the afternoon today gently cruising my new ski-boat build (mostly at no-wake speed) through the popular nearby spring-fed Chain of Lakes of Waupaca, Wisconsin. It’s our 48th anniversary today. We spent our honeymoon at her family’s lake cottage only a few miles away so our little cruise seemed quite appropriate. (I’m liking my ski-boat more all the time as I use it.) The boat isn’t a B&B design but I’m really happy to have built it from the plywood and SYP boards that B&B were willing to sell to me when I came in my van to pick up The Weezer’s Spindrift 10 kit.


    We're approaching our 47th in a month, so we got married just a year after you.

  2. Update Aug. 1, 2022 at 6 PM Pacific time:


    We have completed the move to the new server, with some configuration items still to be finished. Please let me know in this thread if you see anything odd!



    Older message:

    We will have a planned maintenance window within the next few days. I'll update this post when the date and time is fixed. During that time the forums will be closed.


    messing-about has been growing and we are moving to a new server. We are doubling our RAM and bandwidth to accommodate the growth. The new server also has 50% more processing power, and will be using all SSD drives for storage.  The result should be a faster experience for you.


    The server move will require the forums to be paused, with no new posts allowed during the transfer time. This will take several hours due to the size of the forums, but should be completed within 24 hours once started.


    I want to thank all of the Supporting Members for helping make this move possible. Their support has been crucial to keeping messing-about online!

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  3. The BYYB site was basically abandoned and I was stuck with it because I provided the hosting for it. I continued to host it for several years, and still buy the domain name renewal every year, but had trouble finding the time to keep up the maintenance on it. So I turned it over to the Tapatalk people to keep the forums alive at least.


    No idea why you were "permanently banned" from there, but it might be some automatic thing the Tapatalk people do.


    Anyway, there are a few of us former BYYB people here!

  4. UPDATE 1/5/2022 - I upgraded to sending email via SendGrid instead of this server, so that should allow better deliverability. Please let me know if this works better for your subscription notices, etc. 


    If you are trying to register and don't receive the confirmation email please send an email to me at frank@acumenconsultingcompany.com.  Send it from the email address you registered with and I'll approve your registration manually.


    It happens. I know Outlook and Hotmail email services are filtering out the registration confirmation email, and others may as well. This is sometimes done before it hits your inbox or spam folder, so you won't see it even if you search.


    I apologize for the inconvenience. Spam filtering is inconsistent and this happens from time to time.

  5. 9 hours ago, Hirilonde said:

    Graham does not call for glassing of the hull on the Spindrift and other designs, though some do choose to do so. Light weight is one of my top priorities, it is why I build BS 1088 Okoume boats. The only glass is the tape at joints.  I did coat all surfaces with 3 coats of epoxy as specified. I did it as hot re-coat, no sanding in between, just before and after.


    The proof is in the pudding, as your boat held up very well. Weight is an issue for me too, so we will be going that route.

  6. The forum software has an update to the interface. I have increased the contrast of the text from the default and increased the font sizes slightly. I think it is more readable now but want feedback.


    Let me know if you run into any problems with hard to see text, either due to color of the text. I have the main text at 16px now, and can increase it if needed. I can also install an alternate theme with larger text if some of you are still having problems reading it.

  7. Website's up for me. If you are on a PC, go to the website in your browser and hold down CTRL and press F5 several times. In Safari use CMD-ALT-E to clear the cache. 


    The local ISP might be caching the DNS results too, so check with them if it doesn't start resolving by tomorrow morning. 

  8. 11 hours ago, woodmike said:

    how does one go about deleting an account for a member who's deceased? 



    Have someone who is a family member email me at fshagan@gmail.com and I can do any of these things:

    1. Suspend / cancel his account so no one can hack in as him. His posts would remain on the site
    2. Delete his account. His posts would no longer be attributed to him, but would remain in the forum.
    3. Delete his account and all his posts. In some cases this would require the deletion of threads if he started them. This removes his account and deletes all traces of his activity here.

  9. OK, I changed your TarDevil login to use the new email address. I sent you an email. If you don't get the reminder email for a new password let me know via email at fshagan@gmail.com and I can set a new, temporary password on that TarDevil account.

  10. Welcome! I've upgraded your membership to Supporting Member status. You shouldn't see any ads for the next year, and can create Galleries or Clubs from the tabs at the top of the page.


    People love to follow a build thread so when you get started go ahead and start one for your boat. Thanks for joining!

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